Reviewer:Christine Hennig -
November 14, 2006 Subject:
Many of My Best Friends Are Lumberjacks, and Only a Few of Them Wear Women's Clothes
Another film in the âYour Lifeâs Workâ series, this one goes over careers in forestry, covering both conservation work and the lumber industry. Iâm sure Iâve seen some of this footage before, perhaps in Felling Forest Giants or some of the Department of the Interior films Iâve seen recently. At any rate, this is a pretty ordinary film, though it does have some striking images of forests and lumbering at a few points.
Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: **. Weirdness: **. Historical Interest: ****. Overall Rating: ***.
June 3, 2003 Subject:
Do You Like Wood?
Because if you do, maybe you'll consider a career in the forestry industry! This film, from the ususally-reliable Burton Life-Work series, seems to be a let down, as the narrator seems to pooh-pooh the idea of working in the forestry industry (In automotives, of course, you need physics). The occupation is almost made to look bland in the film, which hurts the interest level.
Forest rangers at work and people engaged in harvesting, processing, and distributing forest products. The work of the logger, trimmer, lumberjack, and grader is explained.
VO: "When the white man first came to North America, a great part of the continent was clothed in majestic forests."
Aerial view of forests
Early settlers cutting and burning forests
Raw cleared land - deforested
Men in foreground fighting forest fire in background
CU Man's hands doing chemistry experiments
Aerial view lumberyard